Anthony Williams

UEFA A Licensed Football Coach, Manager & Tutor

  • Date Joined: 8th June 2016
A technically skilled Assistant Manager and experienced player recruitment / Talent ID professional who has built a successful track record in leading strategic team and player development since transitioning from a 16 year professional playing career.

Experienced in contributing across all areas of team management, with the capacity to assess team performance, design and deliver strategic training programmes, and provide a visible and positive influence throughout a club staff.

An engaging, supportive and highly organised individual who is keen to make a tangible impact on player progression, team results, club success and coaches professional development.
Anthony Williams

Qualifications/Accreditation

  • UEFA: Goalkeeping A Licence

    UEFA
    Goalkeeping A Licence
    2017

  • FAW: Coach Educator

    FAW
    Coach Educator
    2016

  • UEFA: A Licence

    UEFA
    A Licence
    2015

  • The Football Association: Youth Modules 1-3

    The Football Association
    Youth Modules 1-3
    2015

  • UEFA: B Licence

    UEFA
    B Licence
    2013

  • UEFA: Goalkeeping B Licence

    UEFA
    Goalkeeping B Licence
    2006

Career History

  • Cardiff Metropolitan University

    Cardiff Metropolitan University
    Assistant Manager (of Cardiff Metropolitan University FC)
    2017 – Present

  • Cardiff Metropolitan University

    Cardiff Metropolitan University
    Associate Football Tutor
    2017 – Present

  • Bridgend College

    Bridgend College
    Football Academy Coordinator
    2015 – Present

  • Football Association of Wales

    Football Association of Wales
    UEFA C Licence Coach Education Tutor
    2015 – Present

  • Milton Keynes Dons FC

    Milton Keynes Dons FC
    Opposition Scout
    2015 – 2017

  • Stoke City FC

    Stoke City FC
    Player Recruitment Scout (17 - 21 Age Group)
    2015 – 2017

  • Leyton Orient FC

    Leyton Orient FC
    Opposition Scout
    2014 – 2014

  • Portsmouth FC

    Portsmouth FC
    Assistant Manager
    2013 – 2014

  • Crawley Town FC

    Crawley Town FC
    Assistant Manager
    2012 – 2013

  • Bury FC

    Bury FC
    Goalkeeper Coach
    2011 – 2012

  • Football Association of Wales

    Football Association of Wales
    Goalkeeper Coach
    2009 – 2012

  • Wrexham A.F.C

    Wrexham A.F.C
    Player
    2007 – 2009
    Appearances: 38

  • Carlisle United FC

    Carlisle United FC
    Goalkeeper Coach / Player
    2005 – 2007

  • Bury FC

    Bury FC
    Player (Loan)
    2006 – 2006
    Appearances: 3

  • Grimsby Town FC

    Grimsby Town FC
    Goalkeeper Coach / Player
    2004 – 2005

  • Stockport County FC

    Stockport County FC
    Player (Loan)
    2004 – 2004
    Appearances: 15

  • Hartlepool United FC

    Hartlepool United FC
    Player
    2000 – 2004
    Appearances: 142

  • Macclesfield Town FC

    Macclesfield Town FC
    Player (Loan)
    1999 – 2000
    Appearances: 15

  • Wales Under 21 National Team

    Wales Under 21 National Team
    Player
    1996 – 2000
    Appearances: 17

  • Blackburn Rovers FC

    Blackburn Rovers FC
    Player
    1994 – 2000

  • Gillingham FC

    Gillingham FC
    Player (Loan)
    1999 – 1999
    Appearances: 4

  • Bristol Rovers FC

    Bristol Rovers FC
    Player (Loan)
    1999 – 1999
    Appearances: 9

Key Achievements

  • Currently delivering football education to university students and club coaches
  • Currently delivering football camps across the world, including countries such as Greece, Poland, Denmark and Australia
  • Led Bridgend College to an unbeaten 2015/16 season
  • Helped guide Crawley Town to the highest league finish in the club’s history in 2012/13 - 10th in League One after achieving promotion the previous season - as well as reaching the third round of the FA Cup
  • Bury achieved a 14th place league finish in League One following their promotion winning season in 2010/11
  • Worked with FAW national U17, U19 & U21 squads - with the U19s qualifying for the 2011 UEFA Euro Championship elite stages (only losing out on goal difference) & the U21s winning their 2011 Euro Championship qualifying group (missed out on head-to-head)
  • Applied own experiences in the game to make a significant impact on the standards and techniques of each Centre of Excellence player - aged 8 to 16 - at Carlisle United and Grimsby Town
  • Played every minute of the 2002/03 season with Hartlepool as they won promotion to League One
  • Won promotion to League One with Carlisle in 2005/06 as the league champions
  • Held the record for the most Wales U21 national caps, and set a record of penalties saved in international games after saving four in two consecutive games against Italy - with Andrea Pirlo as one of the takers - and then Denmark

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